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King, Bernice (1963-) [Lord have mercy on us for...]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.159 Author/Creator: King, Bernice (1963-) Place Written: s.l. Type: Typed quotation signed Date: 14 February 1992 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Quotation from Dr. Bernice King's speech celebrating the birthday of her father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She asks the Lord's forgiveness for celebrating when so many people are without jobs or health care.

People: King, Bernice, 1963-.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Civil Rights, Children and Family, Religion, Women's History, Woman Author, Holidays and Celebrations, Health and Medical, Labor, Economics

Sub Era: Facing a New Millennium